The following fellowship deadlines have already passed. Please check back in the Fall for application information for 2021-22.
Stanford Embedded Ethics Fellowship
We invite applications for a postdoctoral fellowship based at the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society (EIS) and the Institute for Human-Centered AI (HAI) beginning September 1, 2020. We will hire 1 fellow. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to spend 50% of their time working with the Embedded Ethics program and 50% of their time on their own independent research within a cohort of postdoctoral fellows appointed at EIS and HAI.
Stanford Embedded Ethics is a collaborative program that embeds the teaching of ethics directly into the core undergraduate courses of Stanford’s computer science curriculum. Working in collaboration with CS faculty and graduate students, the fellow will create curricular materials, course assignments, and teach ethics modules across three to six courses in the inaugural year of the program, and in doing so, will have the opportunity to shape the direction of this new approach to technology education at Stanford.
The postdoctoral fellow will have responsibility for (a) working with CS faculty and students to develop course materials, (b) teaching the modules, (c) providing pedagogical training for Course Assistants in CS, and (d) participating in the intellectual life of Ethics in Society and HAI.
We seek applicants with a Ph.D. in philosophy, political science, or law who have substantive normative training, and who are enthusiastic to work with computer scientists to develop ethics modules. They need not have a computer science background themselves, though of course such training is welcome. Ideal candidates would have significant teaching experience, some mathematical training, experience with cross-disciplinary research or teaching, and enthusiasm about developing ethics pedagogy.
Applicants ideally will have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. at the time of application, and no later than July 31, 2020. Candidates must also be no more than three years from the awarding of their degree at the start of the fellowship (i.e., September 2017). The term of the fellowship is September 1, 2020 - August 1, 2021 and is renewable for a second year.
We welcome applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research and teaching missions. Salary is competitive.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a writing sample (no more than 25 pages double-spaced), three letters of recommendation, a one-page research statement (single spaced), and a list of classes they have taught.
If you have questions about the fellowship, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
General Ethics Fellowship
For 2020-21, the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society seeks to appoint up to two postdoctoral fellows. Selected fellows will be designated as either General Ethics Fellows or Interdisciplinary Ethics Fellows. The two types of fellows have some distinct training opportunities and responsibilities, but they form a common community at the Center and participate together in the Center’s intellectual life. The programs are described in detail below. All applicants will be considered for both types of fellowships and do not need to tailor their application for one or the other fellowship.
Some selected fellows will be part of our longstanding postdoctoral program that is open to candidates with substantial normative research in any area within philosophy or political science. For 2020-21, we are especially interested in candidates with research interests in inequality, global justice, and environmental ethics, but we welcome all applicants with strong normative interests. Applicants must have normative training and hold a Ph.D. in philosophy or political science. Scholars with a Ph.D. in Law will also be considered so long as their work focuses on ethical dimensions of public policy or law. General Ethics Fellows participate in the intellectual life of the Center for Ethics in Society (attend weekly workshops; events; professional training opportunities), teach one class per year, interact with undergraduates in the Ethics in Society Program, and contribute to an interdisciplinary ethics community across the campus.
Interdisciplinary Ethics Fellowship
Applicants must have normative training and hold a Ph.D. in Philosophy or Political Science. Scholars with a Ph.D. in Law will also be considered so long as their work focuses on ethical dimensions of public policy or law. Fellows will participate in the regular intellectual life of the partner center and the Center for Ethics in Society (e.g., attend weekly workshops; events; professional training opportunities), interact with undergraduates in the Ethics in Society Program, and contribute to an interdisciplinary ethics community across campus.